Shopping in Palo Alto

50% Off Adult Toys at Good Vibrations

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

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Personal and couples massagers, lubricants, and romantic accessories such as massage candles

51% Off Boutique Shoes and Accessories at Kicks

Downtown Menlo Park

$100 $49

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The vibrant boutique brims with designer footwear, handbags, and accessories by designers such as French Sole and Kate Spade

Up to 80% Off Eyeglasses at Paquette Opticians

Shoreline West

$250 $49

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Single-vision or bifocal lenses fit into frames inside an optician-directed shop

Interstate All Battery Center—Up to 55% Off Batteries

Oak Knoll - Redwood Park

$20 $9

Battery purveyor powers gadgets ranging from cell phones and cameras to computers and medical devices

$10 for Adult Novelties at Adult Megastores

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

Adult-store chain stocks a variety of romance items, such as personal massagers, lingerie, DVDs, and massage oils

Half Off Natural Health and Beauty Products

Fair Oaks

$20 $10

Bilingual wellness store with weight-management products, herbs, and other health and beauty products

Up to 62% Off Custom-Fit Italian Suit at Peter Cassara Clothiers

Sunnyvale

$795 $299

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Expert sartorialists fit high-quality Italian suits by Renoir, Carlo Lusso, and Giorgio Fiorelli to each client's unique form

50% Off at CompAndSave

Newark

$20 $10

Printer ink and toner cartridges and accessories for brands including Epson, HP, Canon, Lexmark, Brother, and Kodak

Up to 52% Off Cell Phone Accessories

Irvington

$25 $12

Variety of cases, batteries, and screen protectors for an array of cell phones, including iPhones

Up to 58% Off Arrangements at Citti’s Florist

Multiple Locations

$25 $15

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Florists design colorful arrangements, roses, and bouquets with high-quality, colorful blossoms

52% Off Batting Practice or Baseball Lesson

Campbell

$60 $29

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Hone your swing on baseball or softball pitches at the outdoor cages, or learn to pitch and hit from a trained instructor

50% Off Gear and Services at Summit Bicycles

Multiple Locations

$50 $25

High-end road and mountain bicycles, Bontrager apparel, repair services, and bike rentals by the day

Half Off Natural Health and Beauty Products

San Jose

$20 $10

Bilingual wellness store with weight-management products, herbs, and other health and beauty products

45% Off Fragrances and Cosmetics

San Jose

$20 $11

Fragrances from top designers alongside skincare products, makeup, moisturizers, shampoos, and cosmetic tools

50% Off Dress Rental

Santa Clara

$60 $30

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 80% Off Tank Refills and Accessories at Armed Paintball

North San Jose

$50 $10

Paintball distributors stock a surplus of gaming accessories, including HPA compressed air and CO2 refills

83% Off Three Bracelets at Ally+Zoe

Downtown San Jose

$149 $24.99

Show off your knowledge of the stacking-bracelets trend by adorning your wrist with a set of three fashionable bracelets

Half Off Designer Consignment Accessories at It’s a Girl Thing

Willow Glen

$50 $25

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A consignment shop with Yves Saint Laurent handbags, sterling-silver jewelry, and shoes from designers such as Christian Louboutin & Chanel

65% Off a Tuxedo at Fashion Menswear

Ingold - Milldale

$260 $89.99

Expert clothiers outfit men in the epitome of high-society fashion, perfect for a prom, wedding, or gala

Up to Half Off Running Accessories and Footwear

Los Gatos

$50 $25

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Footwear from Newton, New Balance, and Saucony stocked alongside compression sweatbands, lap watches, and running jackets at runners’ haven

Half Off at Beauty Galleria

Floresta Gardens - Bradrick

$10 $5

Beauty products including haircare, nailcare, skincare, and makeup

Half Off Handcrafted Bath Products and Gifts

San Leandro

$30 $15

Family-owned boutique features handcrafted soaps, jewelry, balloons, and customized gift baskets

50% Adult Toys at Galleri

San Francisco International Airport

$40 $20

Large range of adult toys, novelties, and massage oils in a boutique designed to be intimidation-free

Half Off Vitamins, Herbs, and Supplements

Pleasanton

$30 $15

Men’s and women’s multivitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal remedies

50% Off Custom Smartphone or Tablet Case

Daly City

$30 $15

Hard plastic and leather cases get custom designs, including family photos and collages

Up to 71% Off Balloon Decorations

Daly City

$20 $10

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Brightly colored latex balloons hang in single strands, decorate tables, or form 50 ft. arches

Half Off Lingerie and Halloween Costumes

Downtown

$40 $20

Collection of lingerie and skimpy costumes adds spice to bedrooms or Halloween parties

Half Off Natural Health and Beauty Products

Fruitvale Station

$20 $10

Bilingual wellness store with weight-management products, herbs, and other health and beauty products

Select Local Merchants

Bodies metamorphose at SiliconValleyFit, where dedicated coaches customize holistic health routines. One-hour training sessions focus on posture, sports performance, or weight loss, among other benefits, each tailored to clients’ specific goals. Trainers draw up individualized supplement and diet plans based on unique biological signatures as outlined by the BioSignature plan, which operates on the idea that hormones determine body-fat storage. By taking a look at lifestyles and medical history, trainers can rectify imbalances with a combination of diet, exercise, and lifestyle modifications.

The company’s trainers boast a cornucopia of stellar qualifications. A cursory look at the wall shows certifications in strength and conditioning, a membership in the American Council on Exercise, and support for dangling kittens and their efforts to just hang in there. Free weights, a treadmill, and weight machines fill the facility, where no more than three students work out at a time, ensuring crate-loads of personal attention and privacy.

744 San Antonio Rd
Palo Alto,
CA
US

For Books Inc., it's been a long road, and if you trace the lines back to its origins, it's California's oldest bookstore. After striking gold—literally—back in 1851, Anton Roman set up shop as a bookseller. Although the shop moved, was sold, burned down, changed hands again, and was rebuilt, the spirit remained intact, and today, multiple locations of the indie bookstore have sprouted up across The Golden State. Staff members keep the shelves lined with classic and contemporary tomes in all genres, and a myriad of book clubs help keep the love of literature alive. They also run a vibrant event program featuring author events and readings where patrons can enjoy an experience they can't download.

855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Soup and salads are the ultimate meal for equal-opportunity foodies, because every mouthful circulates mingling flavors to each taste bud without prejudice. Customize your own roughage at the new custom-tossed salad bars at 221 Montgomery Street, 1950 University Avenue at Woodland, Westfield San Francisco Centre food court, 315 California Street, 580 California Street, or 2512 Bancroft Way at Telegraph. Order your choice of organic greens (romaine, mixed, or spinach), and one of the top-notch tossers will twirl in a variety of toppings, meats, and dressings for a truly personalized bite. The more than 40 salad toppings enable diners to pair roasted corn and black beans for a southwestern kick, mingle dried cranberries and blue cheese for several sweet and creamy bites, or just scope out a variety of chefs select salads. Signature soups (from $4.84) include non-dairy, gluten-free, spicy, low-fat, vegetarian, and low-carb choices. Mop up a piping-hot bowl of organic smoky split pea, tomato bisque, or Mexican chicken tortilla soup with a complimentary tear of sourdough bread to ease your stomach through midweek working pains. Soups are served in three sizes, from 12-ounce up to 32-ounce.

1950 University Ave
East Palo Alto,
CA
US

A prismatic array of glaze bottles and sparkling glass pieces form kaleidoscopic patterns for guests to splash across create-your-own pottery and fused-glass masterpieces. Visitors select from stencils, stamps, and samples or select still frames from their dreams to decorate ceramic mugs, figurines, and fused-glass dishes. Staff members set up and clean workspaces, as well as package kits for home pottery-painting parties. This means artists can focus solely on siphoning their imagination into their project. The studio regularly hosts parties and meetings, to which guests are welcome to bring snacks, wine, or milk shakes made of ground-up poems.

855 El Camino Real
Palo Alto,
CA
US

As seen in press outlets including the San Mateo County Times, Peninsula Beauty stocks its stores with professional beauty supplies and salon products culled from a sprawling 10,000-square-foot warehouse. An eclectic array of more than 200 brands, from American Crew to OPI, helps men and women transform hair and nails into polished works of aesthetic art. Cosmetics and lotions stand ready to adorn epidermises, and an arsenal of flat- and curling irons allows for more believable quick-changes during impromptu performances of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

250 University Ave
Palo Alto,
CA
US

Fragrance and essential oils lace the air at the Opal'z studio, where soapmakers, candle-craftsmen, and perfume-concoctors spill secrets. Steam billows and nostrils sing as guests fill soap and candle molds with colorful, custom-scented potions. After consultations help them home in on the perfect fragrance, customers alchemize scents and take home glass bottles of their one-of-a-kind scents. Single-session workshops, summer camps, and parties gather aspiring artisans, while a boutique of kits and mini-soaps keeps home studios stocked.

719 Colorado Ave
Palo Alto,
CA
US